Published Sept. 25 in The Journal News“The mayor ordered a building official to permit a yeshiva to open, even though inspections weren’t completed to ensure the school was structurally sound and safe to occupy, according to a memo obtained by The Journal News. Another building official subsequently saw students walk inside the school at 50 Commerce Street. Mayor Demeza Delhomme’s order that Assistant Building Inspector Jackenton Lavalasse issue a certificate of occupancy for Yeshiva Oholei Shem D’nitra came under pressure from Alex Goldberger, vice president of Monsey Lumber, which is a political donor to the mayor.” Read complete Journal story here.
Archives for September 2015
Nonagenarian David Lipman, a veteran both of East Ramapo and World War Two, slowly made his way to the podium to address the board this evening. Here is what he had to say to the East Ramapo School board. [Read more…]
Eight years ago, the Assistant Superintendent of Finance did all the bookkeeping for the district. The school board president at that time was Nathan Rothschild. Elected by the ultra-Orthodox bloc vote, he did not need to provide the public with his educational experience. Only after he was convicted and sentenced to federal prison did we learn he did not have a high school diploma. While it is not required for a school board trustee to have graduated from school, it is something the public will usually want to know about a candidate before giving him or her their vote. [Read more…]